Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.09
Liaison Elida Erickson
Submission Date April 17, 2015
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University of California, Santa Cruz
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.52 / 3.00 John Barnes
AVC Physical Planning and Construction
PPC
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations?:
Yes or No
LEED or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) Yes
The DGNB system, Green Star, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM, CASBEE, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
The Living Building Challenge No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) No

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list of certified buildings and ratings:

The campus uses the USGBC LEED Rating system following the Sustainable Practices Policy of the University of California. The following buildings have LEED ratings:
Porter College House A (NC-Gold), Porter College House B (NC-Silver), Porter College Dining Common (CI-Silver), Cowell Student Health Center (NC-Gold), Bio Medical Facility (NC-Gold)


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
474,268 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) ---
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 122,984 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 218,392 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level ---
Mid-Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level ---
4th Highest Level ---
Mid-Level ---
2nd Highest Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

Floor area of building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
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Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations:
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Floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but NOT certified:
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A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
Nov. 18, 2013

A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

Porter College House A (NC-Gold), Porter College House B (NC-Silver), Porter College Dining Common (CI-Silver), Cowell Student Health Center (NC-Gold), Bio Medical Facility (NC-Gold)


A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:

New Buildings
1. All new building projects, other than acute care facilities, shall be designed,
constructed, and commissioned to outperform the CBC energy-efficiency standards by at least 20%. The University will strive to design, construct, and commission buildings that outperform CBC energy efficiency standards by 30% or more, whenever possible within the constraints of program needs and standard budget parameters.
2. Standards for energy efficiency for acute care facilities will be developed in
consultation with campuses and medical centers.
3. All new buildings (except acute care facilities) will achieve a USGBC LEED
“Silver” certification at a minimum. All new buildings (except acute care facilities)will strive to achieve certification at a USGBC LEED “Gold” rating or higher, whenever possible within the constraints of program needs and standard budget parameters.
4. The University of California will design, construct, and commission new laboratory buildings to achieve a minimum of LEED-“Silver” certification as well as meeting at least the prerequisites of the Laboratories for the 21st Century (Labs21) Environmental Performance Criteria (EPC). Laboratory spaces in new buildings also shall meet at least the prerequisites of Labs21 EPC. Design, construction, and commissioning processes shall strive to optimize the energy
efficiency of systems not addressed by the CBC energy efficiency standards.
5. All new building projects will achieve at least two points within the available credits in LEED NC’s Water Efficiency category.

Building Renovations
6. Renovation of buildings that require 100% replacement of mechanical, electrical
and plumbing systems and replacement of over 50% of all non-shell areas (interior walls, doors, floor coverings and ceiling systems) shall at a minimum comply with III.A.3 or III.A.4, above. Such projects shall outperform CBC Title 24, Part 6, currently in effect, by 20%.
7. Renovation projects with a project cost of $5 million or greater (CCCI 5000) that
do not fall under item III.A.6. shall at a minimum achieve a LEED CI Certified rating and register with the utilities’ Savings by Design program, if eligible.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or green building design and construction guidelines or policies is available:

The building square footages are based on the University of California's "Outside Gross Square Feet" (OGSF) definition and includes buildings at the Main Campus (including Laureate Court), 2300 Delaware, and the Coastal Science Campus. Unoccupied support structures under 100 sf were not included.

The Annual List LEED Certified Buildings may be found at: http://ppc.ucsc.edu/environment/greenbuild.html

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